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Banded Garden Spider

Argiope trifasciata

Description:

. Legs long; first two pairs of legs directed forward at rest in web, hind two pairs directed backwards. In female: legs banded in black and brown, or black and yellow, their entire length. In adult males, legs solid light brown or yellow. Each tarsus (tip of leg) has 3 claws. A male and female in the same web. Abdomen oval, distinctly pointed toward rear. Female’s abdomen mostly white or yellow with many thin black traverse lines/grooves. Adult male’s abdomen mostly white or silver with some shimmery gold highlights. Carapace of both genders silver or white. Adult male much, much smaller than adult female.

Habitat:

Prefers open fields, prairies, and more arid habitats than other Argiope species

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Wyoming, USA

Spotted on Sep 2, 2014
Submitted on Sep 3, 2014

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